MiniLD #60

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Space Explorer

by MintArcade - Mini LD 60 Entry

Jam Theme: Tiny world (LD23)
Reason: That's first time I found out about Ludum Dare, but was not bold enough to participate.

About game:
After intense fight with Ixtonan avanpost you are returning back home. You almost there when your last solar panel broke off. Fuel and oxygen are fine, but without power that will be the end of you.
Long range scanner located a solar system nearby, far away from war zone. Former inhabitants are fled from their homes, and you decide to wander around and may be find a way to fix your depleading batteries.

Controls: WSAD or Arrow keys to tilt and roll, Left Control to accelerate, and Space to trust upwards. Mouse pointer to look.

Features:
- "Realistic" space physics; gravity, accurate SOFs (Sphere of Influence).
- Atmospheric drag with heat particles.
- Orbital mechanic with ability to bring ship to stable orbit. Based on real world inverse square law.
- Nav ball with retro/pro grade vectors indicator.
- Dynamic solar system with spinning and rotating planets and moons.

Features not yet in the game, but will be included in following builds:
- Missions.
- Ability to recharge, refuel, replenish oxygen and supplies.
- Multiplayer co-op and free modes.
- Upgrades for the ship.

Downloads and Links


Comments

Mantlair says ...
Jul 1, 2015 @ 1:22am

Game looks very good. 3D graphics light effects and such. But i cant just ride the thing. Can make the ship where i want. Is there a trick you can give i wanna be able go where i want.

BinaryFlow12 says ...
Jul 1, 2015 @ 1:43am

Awesome Game really loved the visuals. The space physics seemed realistic the sun and some of the the sights you would see in this game were very beautiful. I would say the difference between our games is that you seem very educated about space so yours was realistic while my space system came mostly from my imagination. Also in your game when you would fly into a planet you would actually collide with it which in my game was a slight oversight/bug. Ultimately your game is really amazing.

MintArcade says ...
Jul 2, 2015 @ 9:08am

Thanks for playing.
@Mantlair: You just point where you want to go and press <Left CTRL> to accelerate. Gravity will do the rest.
@BinaryFlow12: Thanks, appreciate!

Jul 2, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Really impressive - makes me want to build a space game next :)

jk5000 says ...
Jul 3, 2015 @ 10:46am

Super beautiful.

Jul 4, 2015 @ 10:16pm

Wasnt quite sure what to do, but it was beautiful. I included your game in part 4 of my MiniLD #60 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) https://youtu.be/gf_nZGPuVDw

MintArcade says ...
Jul 5, 2015 @ 7:55am

@Jupiter_Hadley Thanks for playing. When you read instructions like this: "... you decide to wander around ... find your way ... bla bla..." that is extremely funny, because it tells you exactly what to do ;)

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